MINNEAPOLIS-The Minnesota Twins scored two runs in the seventh inning to steal a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday night at Target Field.
Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando started the game with singles, but both were picked off first base with a quick throw by the right-handed Gibson, who had only six pickoffs in 93 previous major league starts.
MINNEAPOLIS-The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the ninth inning to break a tie game in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.
"His speed paid off, for sure", manager Paul Molitor said about Buxton. Hosmer, who had four RBIs, hit a three-run homer in the eighth.
And while Dozier's record pace likely won't win him many MVP votes due to his team affiliation, it has earned him mention with none other than home run titans Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds. He stayed in the game and got a two-run single in a four-run eighth for the NL Central leaders.
Alex Gordon in his return went two for five, driving in and scoring a run. "We quite possibly could have been 6-0 at home", manager Ned Yost said. The Kansas City first baseman has now homered in three of his last five games.
Morales stroked his fourth home run of the series to lead off the sixth to push the lead back to two, but Robbie Grossman answered with a home run of his own to lead off the sixth.
The Twins have 24 games remaining in the season and Dozier has hit at least one home run in the last four games and 21 since July 31. Byron Buxton raced home from second base to score on the play, touching home plate as he hurdled Sano's bat with a head-first dive to elude Butera's tag.
Kendrys Morales homered twice and racked up five RBI as the Royals poured it on late in a 10-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday. The AL record for homers in a season by a second baseman is 39 by Alfonso Soriano in 2002 for the Yankees while the Major League mark is 42 by Davey Johnson (Braves, 1973) and Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals, 1922). On Friday against the Rangers, Fister allowed a season-high eight runs in just over three innings.
Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Miguel Montero added one for the Cubs.
Royals: Recalled INF Christian Colon and selected the contracts of OF Daniel Nava and RHP Kevin McCarthy from Triple-A Omaha. Perez could be back in the lineup by Friday.
Royals: OF Lorenzo Cain missed his sixth straight game because of left wrist inflammation.
After giving up three homers to Dozier on Monday night, Royals starter Dillon Gee fell behind 0-2 in the first inning and left a fastball up in the zone. Plouffe left after falling behind 1-2 and was replaced by Vargas.